In early March, hospitals closed playrooms for children and families inpatient. Bags of Fun's mission to bring joy, laughter and relief to every child fighting a life-threatening disease or condition suddenly became more necessary than ever before.
How Can You Stay Involved During COVID-19?
Recall the sense of isolation you and your family felt at the peak of the COVID-19 crisis when you were stuck at home and couldn’t go anywhere. Now…imagine being isolated in a single hospital room. That is the daily reality for our Bags of Fun kids. Maybe you are starting to venture out now? These kids can’t, as it is far too dangerous.
They Need The Power Of Play Now More Than Ever!
There are 450 additional children that will need a Bag of Fun in 2020. With the recent COVID-19 restrictions, our Bags of Fun are more needed than ever before in our history. As such, we are continuing to raise funds and awareness to ensure we can say Yes to every Bags of Fun requested.
“The COVID-19 crisis is causing immense fear and anxiety particularly for hospitalized children and their families. The provision of age appropriate arts, crafts, toys and therapeutic play materials allows children to still use play and express themselves and work through some of the psychological impact that they are experiencing.”
– Erika, Denver Health
The mission of Bags of Fun Kansas City is to make a difference in the lives of children and their families who are faced with fighting cancer and other long-term childhood diseases.
It’s Our 10 Year Anniversary!
Bags of Fun KC is celebrating their 10th year in 2020 of bringing joy, laughter, and relief to children in Kansas and Missouri. Thank you to our donors, corporate sponsors, and friends for their ongoing support!
Bags Given in Kansas & Missouri
of participants have utilized the items in the Bag of Fun to engage a patient during an encounter.
of participants agree that engaging in play with the patient alleviated stress as a medical provider.
of participants agree that items in the Bag distracted the child so that medical procedures/tasks could be administered in a more positive way.
have patients that have received a Bag of Fun.